The author of the hit Harry Potter series said she would love to write a novel again but said it was important to her to get her children involved.
“I hope that my children are in some way involved, not just as readers, but as teachers, and in that way, hopefully they will get a good education and be involved in the world that I am creating, I hope they’ll read the books and learn something, I want to share with them something,” Rowling said on the red carpet of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Harry Potter books in New York City.
The author also shared her thoughts on the ‘cursed books’ of the Wizarding World and said that she was very interested in learning about magic and the history of magic in the US.
“You know, I think the first time that I went into Hogwarts was in seventh grade, in a class of around eight or nine kids, and we read ‘The Cursed Book of the Philosopher’s Stone’,” Rowling said.
“And I didn’t know much about the history and mythology of magic, but I did know that the Philosophers Stone was a magical book and that it was used for many different things, and so it’s just the perfect place for me to start.”
So I was very curious, but it was so difficult for me because I had just come out of sixth form, which I wasn’t very good at, so I was just doing what I was told and then they just said, ‘you know, go away.’
“So, I was really shocked, and it was very interesting, because I did start to read, and I got into it, and then, a couple of years later, I got really good and I had my first real understanding of magic and I really became interested in the history, and how it came to be and why it was created and the ways in which it’s worked, and everything that it does and all that.”
In addition to her books, Rowling has also written several non-fiction books, including a memoir of her life and a memoir about her childhood in Ireland.
She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001 for her books.
In an interview with the New York Times, she said that while she would have liked to write more, she had found the work to be fulfilling.
“The writing process was really exciting, I mean, there was a lot of pleasure in it, because it was quite a different kind of experience than being in school,” she said.